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Let's get ready for wildfire season!

Join Dammeron Valley Fire & Rescue and your neighbors on Saturday, May 1 for Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and State Farm Insurance. 

 

Explore below to learn how you can prepare your home for the upcoming wildfire season and how DVFR can assist you with devising a strategy to reduce your risk.

Yard waste drop-off

The continued dry, windy, and warm conditions mean individual and community burning is not possible. A yard waste dumpster will be available April 15 - May 1 for disposal of yard waste behind Station 13.

Only yard waste will be accepted. Please do not attempt to dispose of any household waste.

Property review and plan

Schedule an on-site property assessment and get specific recommendations on how you can prepare for wildfire season. A member of DVFR will meet with you and provide a customized plan to create a 5-foot zone to protect your home.

Protect from embers

Embers are the main threat to your home during a wildfire. Clear needles, leaves, and other debris from your rain gutters and around your home to reduce your risk. Small steps now can make a big difference when disaster strikes!

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Maintain landscaping

Dry lawns and shrubs can easily ignite with just a few embers from a wildfire. Keep your lawn mowed and hydrated and trim shrubs and bushes to create breaks in the landscaping. 

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Plan for horses

Preparing horses for evacuation during a wildfire requires an extra level of planning. Build an evacuation kit for each horse and practice your evacuation plan to ensure you're ready when the time comes.

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Plan for pets

You play an important role in helping your pets stay safe in a wildfire. Make sure they’re included in your family’s evacuation plan; and build each pet their own pet evacuation kit. 

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